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Is Distilled Water Dangerous?
“Is drinking distilled water dangerous? I’ve read that it’s harmful because distilled water easily becomes acidic and supposedly robs the body of important minerals. True?”
Dr. Weil’s Answer (Published 12/19/2001):
First of all, let me review for the record what distilled water is–it’s water that has been turned into steam so its impurities are left behind. The steam is then condensed to make pure water. The process of distillation kills and removes virtually all bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, and other organic and inorganic contaminants. Once distilled, the water is as pure as water can reasonably be.
For reasons I don’t understand, any number of myths-some quite extreme-have grown up over the years about distilled water. A quick Internet search today will take you to sites that put forth such views as “distilled water leads to early death.” Nonsense. One claim holds that distillation removes all of water’s beneficial minerals. While it’s true that distillation removes minerals as well as various contaminants from water, we don’t know that the human body can readily absorb minerals from water. We get our minerals from food, not water. By one manufacturer’s estimate, you would have to drink 676 eight-ounce glasses of tap water in Boston to reach the RDA for calcium.
Your question as to whether distilled water leaches minerals out of the body reflects another persistent myth. While pure water helps to remove minerals from the body that cells have eliminated or not used, it does not “leach” out minerals that have become part of your body’s cell structure. Neither does distilled water cause your teeth to deteriorate, a false claim made by a filter manufacturer looking to boost sales. As far as acidity goes, distilled water is close to a neutral pH and has no effect on the body’s acid/base balance.
I hope I’ve set your mind at ease. Distilled water not only isn’t dangerous, it’s the purest form of water. It’s also the kind of water I drink.
What areas do you service with home and office water bottle delivery?
Coastal Carolina Water delivers bottled water to Hampton Roads Virginia including home and office bottled water delivery to the cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Portsmouth. We also deliver bottled water to the Outer Banks area of North Carolina including home and office bottled water delivery to Currituck, Camden, Dare, Hyde and Tyrell counties.
How soon can I begin service?
Many times, Coastal Carolina Water can begin your service in as little as 24 hours, depending upon the availability of our staff. Or, we can schedule the most convenient day for you. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Is there a charge for delivery?
Coastal Carolina Water charges a Delivery Fee every time we deliver to your home or office. If you want to cancel a delivery because you are out of town or do not need water, call our office and cancel the delivery. You will not be charged if we do not stop.
What if I’m not home?
We can leave the bottles according to your instructions and where it is most convenient for you (backyard, front door, side of house, garage, etc.).
How often do you deliver?
We offer home and office bottled water delivery service every 20 business days (or approximately once per month). Please contact us if you need to alter your schedule and we will do our utmost to accommodate your needs.
Is there a commitment period or an agreement?
A “water only” account does not require any type of long-term commitment. If you are renting a cooler, there is a one-year service contract.
Why should I rent a cooler instead of buying one?
There are advantages to renting a cooler. Coastal Carolina Water provides our customers with quality commercial grade coolers In the event that the cooler experiences a problem, we will repair or swap out your cooler at no charge to you. In fact, for a healthier cooler, we like to swap out our customers’ coolers every year at no charge. Just call the office or tell your driver that you would like to exchange your cooler. If you own your own cooler, Coastal Carolina Water is not responsible for repairs. Coastal Carolina Water does have some refurbished commercial grade coolers for sale with a 1-year warranty. Please call the office for availability if you are interested in purchasing a refurbished cooler.
What happens if I run out of water before my next scheduled delivery?
Coastal Carolina Water has several outlets where our customers can take a bottle and swap it out without having to pay a deposit. You will, of course, have to pay the outlet price. Please call the office to find the nearest outlet in your area.
We can reschedule an off-route delivery for you, but in many cases, there will be an additional delivery fee.
Is there a minimum for delivery?
On the initial delivery there is a 4 bottle minimum. However, and this is usually the case, you will find yourself making use of Le Bleu water for more and more household uses. If you wish to increase your bottle delivery, either leave a note for your driver to leave additional bottles or call the office. Your driver will leave additional bottles and charge the bottle deposit to your account.
Can you explain bottle deposits for me, and do you charge deposits each delivery?
Coastal Carolina Water only takes deposits on your initial delivery of bottles or if decide you need additional bottles. Deposits are refunded if you cancel service and request a refund or if you turn a bottle back in and request the refund.
What size bottles do you deliver?
Coastal Carolina Water delivers ultra pure bottled water in 5-gallon bottles and cases of single serve bottles in 12 oz, 20 oz, 1 liter, and 1.5 liter. If you only want to order bottles by the case, there is a 4 case minimum for home or office delivery.
How will you bill me?
Coastal Carolina Water will send you a monthly statement. Residential and commercial accounts may use a credit/debit card or check to pay balances. Accepted cards are VISA, MASTERCARD and AMERICAN EXPRESS. On intial set-up, we will require payment via credit card or check.
What do I need to do to cancel service?
Please call the office if you wish to cancel service. We will schedule a pick-up time for any empties and coolers. At the time of termination, Coastal Carolina Water requires from the account holder, IN WRITING, a signed and dated statement that the account holder is terminating service and the address where any refunds should be mailed.
What is Spring Water?
Bottled water derived from an underground formation from which water flows naturally to the surface of the earth. Spring water is not necessarily filtered and is not distilled, unless otherwise noted. Spring water could contain chemicals, minerals and impurities.
Is Le Bleu safe for babies?
Yes! Le Bleu water is not only safe, but is doctor recommended. Babies are born free from pollutants, and just the smallest amount of pollutants to a newborn baby could be very serious. Doctors only recommend using distilled water for baby formula. Le Bleu bottled water is also recommended for intravenous feeding, inhalation therapy and liquid drug prescriptions.
Do we need minerals in our water?
Absolutely not! We get our organic minerals form the foods we eat. Fruits, grains, nuts, vegetables and meats supply all the minerals we need on a daily basis.
How much water should I drink every day?
There is a calculator provided by the International Bottled Water Association to help you determine how much water per day is enough.
Have more questions? Please contact us.